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Pierre Players Theatre

Pierre Players Community Theatre enriches, educates and entertains central South Dakota by engaging volunteers and audience members in the process and product of quality theater.

Pierre Players Community Theatre is a place for everyone. We are committed to sustaining a diverse, inclusive and equitable space where everyone who walks through the theater doors—patrons, artists, volunteers and vendors—feels valued and respected regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, education or ability. As a community theater, Pierre Players seeks to inspire its community through promoting diverse stories, artists and ideals.

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Upcoming Auditions:

Upcoming Auditions: "Radium Girls"

AUDITION DATE: March 1, 2021

Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece for 9 to 10 actors, who play more than 30 parts—friends, co-workers, lovers, relatives, attorneys, scientists, consumer advocates, and myriad interested bystanders. Called a "powerful" and "engrossing" drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth and the commercialization of science.

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Virtual Production:

Virtual Production: "The First Step"

VIEWING DATES: March 5-11, 2021

The First Step, by Kathleen Maule Holen, was inspired by a true story of New Year’s resolutions, friendship and purpose in Hot Springs, S.D. For the past 14 years, Dotty Paulson and her three friends have been driving to the top of Veterans Hill at dawn on New Year’s Day. But 2014 is going to be different if Dotty has anything to say about it. This production will be available to view online for a free will donation. The production will be available to view starting Friday, March 5, at 5 p.m. CST through Thursday, March 11, at midnight CST. Enjoy some pizza before you watch the play on Monday, March 8, when Pierre Players hosts a Pizza Ranch fundraiser. Pierre Players will receive 15% of all dine-in, delivery and takeout orders from Pizza Ranch from 5-8 p.m. CST that evening.

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Pierre Players Scholarship


Pierre Players Community Theatre awards a minimum of one, $500 scholarship each year, with the number of scholarships awarded depending on funds available. Scholarship funds are provided by concession sales during Pierre Players productions. To apply, you must be currently enrolled in high school or higher education. You may apply your senior year of high school and reapply each year as you complete your post-secondary education. Scholarship selection is based on an applicant’s participation in fine arts programs, activities and events. Preference is given to individuals with theater experience and those who plan to major in an arts-related field. Scholarship recipients will be announced in April, with funds to be disbursed directly to scholarship winners in late summer.

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